AZZURRI

Italy make two changes to their starting XI when facing Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan tonight in the Confederations Cup.
Alberto Zaccheroni looks forward to tonight’s Italy-Japan in the Confederations Cup. “The Azzurri have few weaknesses.”
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is expected to start with Christian Maggio and Alberto Aquilani in the team that will face Japan this evening.
Cesare Prandelli admits “there could be two, three or even four” changes as Italy face Japan in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday night.
Daniele De Rossi is concerned by Shinji Kagawa of Japan, but explains why he plays better for the Azzurri than for Roma.
Italy could introduce Alberto Aquilani and Christian Maggio to the starting XI for their Confederations Cup match with Japan.
Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui was “very proud” to retain the Under-21 European title after beating Italy in “a very hard match.”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete warns the European Under-21 Final defeat to Spain shows “Italian clubs must make more of their young players.”
Italy midfielder Fausto Rossi insists “we couldn’t have done anything more” after a 4-2 European Under-21 Championship Final defeat to Spain.
Marco Verratti admits “Spain are a step ahead” after Italy lost the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Devis Mangia praised his Italy Under-21 side after their 4-2 Final defeat to Spain, noting “their only flaw was inexperience.”
Ciro Immobile and Fabio Borini weren’t enough, as Italy lost 4-2 to Spain and Thiago Alcantara’s hat-trick in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni can’t deny “it’s a special game” against Italy in the Confederations Cup tomorrow.
The referee for Italy’s Confederations Cup match with Japan is Argentinean Diego Abal, while Howard Webb officiates Brazil-Mexico.
Fabio Borini, Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne face Isco, David De Gea and Alvaro Morata in the European Under-21 Championship Final.
Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has praised Andrea Pirlo ahead of their game against Italy on Wednesday.
UEFA President Michel Platini believes that Italy U-21's have what it takes to beat their Spanish counterparts this evening.
Lorenzo Insigne has no regrets about being picked for the European Under-21 Championship rather than the Confederations Cup.
Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia is set to field the same side that beat Holland in Tuesday’s European Championship Final against Spain.
Devis Mangia admits his Italy Under-21 side will be underdogs in Tuesday’s European Championship Final against Spain, but his boys are targeting glory.
Devis Mangia and many of the present Italian Under-21 side have a bright future ahead of them, says Arrigo Sacchi.
Giorgio Chiellini wants to secure Italy’s place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup before their last group game against Brazil.
Italy’s Daniele De Rossi is remaining cautious ahead of the game against Japan. “Remember what happened in the last Confederations Cup…”
Mexico tactician Manuel De La Torre feels that a moment of magic from Mario Balotelli was the only reason for Italy’s 2-1 win.
Claudio Marchisio doesn’t think the 2-1 win over Mexico was a fair reflection of the game. “Italy should have scored more...”